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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar President appeals to US counterpart for urgent aid, amid warnings virus cannot be contained Liberia 'losing battle' against Ebola outbreak Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to her US counterpart, Barack Obama, for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country ...

  2. News - World - Ebola virus

    Ebola toll hits 2,400 as Cuba pledges medics

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan stresses the need for more medical staff to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as the number of cases hits 4,784 with 2,400 killed The worst-ever Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,400 people, the UN said on Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the West ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Official says Gold Coast hospital taking threat of deadly disease seriously although man admitted with symptoms is unlikely to have contracted Ebola virus An Australian was isolated in hospital on Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus. The man, in his 20s, ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Bill Gates' foundation gives US$50m to help response to Ebola emergency

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seattle Cash from magnate's foundation will be spent on supplies, vaccines and therapies Bill Gates fund gives US$50m for Ebola The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it will spend US$50 million to support the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says in our focus to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, we should heed the lessons of previous disease outbreaks and realise that cities can be resilient, if they are prepared Geared up The Ebola virus that is infecting many people in West Africa is raising ripples of alarm across the rest of the world. The World Health Organisation seems disconcertingly ...

  7. News - World - Ebola

    China to help Sierra Leone set up Ebola facilities

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:26pm by MCT, XINHUA

    ... McClatchy-Tribune and Xinhua China will help Sierra Leone set up an Ebola laboratory and a holding centre, a Chinese official said, as the United States and Britain announced they would send troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of the disease. Dr Wang Yu, director general of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and part of a team ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... for Ebola As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant ... fear and panic in communities is the belief that there is no treatment for Ebola," said Marie-Paule Kieny, an assistant director general at the UN's health agency. "We have ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola outbreaks explained

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on earth, with a mortality rate of up to 90 per cent, higher than influenza viruses. Currently, the virus is spreading in West Africa, leading the WHO to say that it is spreading faster than efforts to control it. Ebola outbreaks Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution. ...




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